Objectives:

The course is designed to develop reading skills especially, when one wants to find information quickly, to identify what is important in a text, to compare different sources of information and to read critically. The course also teaches how different texts are structured and how best a student can deal with syntax and vocabulary problems.

The course is also student-centric and if students participate actively in the classroom deliberations, they would certainly evolve to become proficient readers in English.   

Course Outcomes:

  By the end of the course, students will be able to:

CO1.Determine the meaning of words by using context clues

CO2.Distinguish between definitions and any accompanying negative and/or positive connotations and use those to help determine facts, opinions, blended statements or an author’s bias.

CO3. Use pre-reading skills to predict content of texts

CO.4 Annotate effectively for active reading, increased comprehension and retention.

CO5. Identify topic sentences and main ideas; discern major from minor details

CO6. Read a variety of authentic college level readings: academic prose, literary forms, journalistic articles and scientific readings, and respond thoughtfully and critically

CO7. Articulate main ideas, both stated and inferred, and important details in academic, journalistic, and literary prose

CO8. Recognize link words to determine patterns of organization and use them to predict the meaning.

CO9. Distinguish fact from opinion in reading passages

CO10. Write a summary of an academic multiple-paragraph reading passage from an under graduate level reading that is approximately one third the length of the original in which the main ideas and major details are accurately paraphrased.

CO11. Be able to identify the setting, main events, climax, resolution and theme of a novel

CO12. Become familiar with the wording and expectations of college/university exam questions


This course provides students with practical skills in the capture and packaging of sound (voice and ambient sound) and image (moving images) in an online journalistic context. Future journalists will be expected to enter the profession with a 'grab bag' of skills across the written, visual and aural modes, and will also be required to be able to produce 'packaged' stories for publication on a variety of platforms. With a strong skills focus, this course provides students with hands-on experience with equipment for sound capture, image capture and online publishing. It will also expose students to deadline-driven tasks, set to emulate the intense and demanding working environment of multi-skilled journalists. Legal, professional and ethical issues in relation to broadcast journalistic practice will also be discussed.


Instructor.

Mr. K.T.Srinivas, M.A, M.Phil, UGC (NET), APPSC (NET). 

Ø Asst. Professor in Political Science,:

Ø Possess 28 years of teaching experience , teaching  History and Political Science for  UPSC NDA /CDS aspirants, and other state public  service  exams. Regularly conducted mock interviews for UPSC jobs in officers Academy, secunderabad .

Ø Teaching various papers of Political science for Degree students at St.Mary’s   college, yousufguda  since past  16 years.

Ø Formerly HOD  of Social sciences  department  for  two terms between  2006 and 2013.

Ø Attended various national seminars in Hyderabad and Bangalore.

Ø Coordinator  of Civil  Service  study circle , at St.Mary’s from 2017 to till date

Credits; 5.

Module V: Union Government:

President: Election, Powers and Functions; Parliament: Composition; Powers and Functions; Prime Minister and Council of Ministers; Supreme Court: Composition, Powers and Functions; Judicial Review; Judicial Activism.

Objectives of the study:

·        The study of this module enables the student to increase the understanding of basic facts regarding the appointment, powers and functions of the President and Prime Minister along with Parliamentary & Supreme Court compositions.

·        This unit also helps the student in understanding the concept of judicial activism & procedural methods of judicial review system in India.

·        This  unit  also  helps  the student  to seek the help of Judiciary when his or her rights  are violated.

Learning outcomes:

After going through this Module,  a student  will be able to:

·        C.O. 1 Discuss the powers and functions of the President

·        C.O. 2 Discuss the powers and functions of the Prime Minister

·        C.O. 3 Discuss the powers and functions of the Council of Ministers

·        C.O. 4 Explain the composition, power and functions of the Parliament

·        C.O. 5 Explain the composition, power and functions of the Supreme Court

·        C.O. 6 Explain the concept of Judicial activism

·        C.O. 7 Explain the concept of Judicial review system

·        C.O. 8 Discuss contemporary political situation with reference to judicial systems.

 

Module VI: State Government:

Governor; Chief Minister and Council of Ministers; Legislature; High Court: Composition, Powers and Functions.

Objectives of the study:

·        The study of this module enables the student to be informed about the power and functions of the Governor, Chief Minister & the Council of Ministers along with the compositional and functional structure of the Legislature & the High Court.

·        The study of this unit also enables the student to know about the detailed functioning of the state government and the responsibilities undertaken by the representatives of the people at the lower house.

 

Learning outcomes:

After going through this Module, a student  will be able to:

·        C.O.1 Discuss about the power and functions of the Governor

·        C.O. 2 Discuss about the power and functions of the Chief Minister

·        C.O. 3 Discuss about the power and functions of the Council of Ministers

·        C.O. 4 Explain about the features of Legislature

·        C.O. 5Explain about the composition of High Court

·        C.O. 6Explain about the powers of High Court

·        C.O. 7Explain about the functions of High Court

·        C.O. 8 Discuss and analyse the political functioning of the key state bodies and figures

 

Module VII: Union - State Relations; Features of Indian Federal System; Centre – State Relations; Recent Trends in Centre-State Relations.

Objectives of the study:

·        The study of this module enables the student to increase the understanding of Union-state relations and the dynamics between them.

·        It also enables the student to increase his/her knowledge about Indian Federal System, structural and functional relationships between Centre-State Relations and the recent trends in centre-state relations.

 

Learning outcomes:

After going through this Module,  a student  will be able to:

·        C.O.1 Explain the features of Indian federal system

·        C.O.2 Discuss the nature of Indian Federalism

·        C.O.3 Explain the legislative relationship between the Union and state government

·        C.O.4 Discuss Union Government’s Control over the State Legislation

·        C.O.5 Explain administrative relations between Centre & States

·        C.O.6 Explain the financial relations between Centre & States

·        C.O.7 Discuss about tension areas in Centre- States Relations

·        C.O.8 Explain the role of Governor during such times and emergency provisions

 

Module VIII: Local Self Government: Democratic Decentralisation; Panchayati Raj Institutions: 73rd Constitutional Amendment; Urban Self Governing Bodies: 74th Constitutional Amendment.

Objectives of the study:

To demonstrate overall knowledge of the process of local self governance and democratic decentralization.  

The study of this module enables the student to increase the knowledge of decentralised institutions and urban self governing bodies.

The study of this module enables  a student  how leaders  rise from grass roots level  in a democracy  .Infact  these  local self government  Institution train  future leaders  needed in a democracy.

Learning outcomes:

After going through this Module, a student will be able to:

·        C.O.1 Explain the system of Panchayati Raj institutions under the 73rd constitutional amendment

·        C.O.2 Discuss about grass root political institutions

·        C.O. 3 Explain the features of  73rd Amendment Act

·        C.O.4 Discuss the need for effective people participation in an inclusive governance system

·        C.O.5 Explain Panchayati Raj Bodies in Telangana

·        C.O.6 Discuss about the Issues & Challenges in Panchayati Raj institutions

·        C.O.7 Explain the features of 74th Amendment Act

·        C.O.8 Discuss the role of Urban Self Governing bodies with reference to 74th Amendment Act  

 

Module IX: Political Process: Nature Of Indian Political Party System; Political Parties- National: INC, BJP, CPI, CPM, BSP, SP, JD(V); Political Parties- Regional: Akali  Dal, JMM, AIADMK, TRS, TDP; Pressure Groups, Media; Right to Information Act.

 

Objectives of the study:

To demonstrate knowledge of the history and organization of the Indian political party system, their nature, process and ideologies.

·        To evaluate the formative and ideological frameworks of both national and regional political parties with reference to electoral democracy.

·        The study of this module will also enable the student to increase the knowledge about various pressure groups, their nature, typology and influences and the differences between them and political parties.

 

Learning outcomes:

 

After going through this Module, a student will be able to:

·        C.O. 1 Explain the various features of Indian political party system

·        C.O. 2 Explain the evolution, ideology and policies of the national political parties

·        C.O. 3 Explain the evolution, ideology and policies of the regional political parties

·        C.O. 4 Discuss pressure groups-media in the context of policy-making and execution

·        C.O. 5 Distinguish between pressure groups and political parties

·        C.O.6 Discuss about the problems and benefits of Pressure Group Activities

·        C.O. 7 Analyse the comparison between pressure groups in the Western democracies and India

·        C.O. 8 Analyse and discuss the various features of Right to Information Act and its importance in the current socio-political climate

Module X: Electoral Politics: Election Commission: Composition, Powers and Functions; Voting Behavior; Influence of Socio-Economic Factors; Electoral Reforms.

Objectives of the study:

To demonstrate knowledge of the Electoral politics in India.

·        To understand the compositional aspects of the Election Commission, its powers and functions.

·        The study of this module also enables the student to gather knowledge and study critically the patterns of voting behaviour, the influences of socio-economic factors and why electoral reforms are the need of the hour.

Learning outcomes:

After going through this Module, a student will be able to:

·        L.O. 1 Explain the structure and functions of the Election Commission

·        L.O. 2 Discuss about the Election machinery at the state level

·        L.O. 3 Explain the composition and powers of the Election Commission

·        L.O. 4 Discuss about the changing role of the Election Commission

·        L.O. 5 Understand and discuss the patterns of voting behaviour

·        L.O.6 Discuss the influence of socio-economic factors on voting behaviour

·        L.O. 7 Explain the needs and process of electoral reforms in India

·        L.O. 8 Explain the proposed recommendations made by several committees and commissions associated with electoral reforms

BOOKS RECOMMENDED:

1.  Abbas,  H.Kumar, R & Alam, M.A. (2011) Indian Governmentand Politics. Pearson, New Delhi

2.  Austin, G. (1999). Indian Constitution: Corner Stone of a Nation: Oxford University. New Delhi

3.  Austin, G. (2004). Working of a Democratic Constitution of India: Oxford University Press, New Delhi

4.  D. Basu, (2012) Introduction to the Constitution of India, Lexis Nexis, New Delhi

5.  Jayal N. G. & Maheta P.B.(eds)(2010). Oxford Companion to Indian Politics: Oxford University Press, New Delhi

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